7 hrs and 55 mins
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The Sullivan siblings have captivated the hearts of listeners worldwide, and this Christmas, New York Times best-selling author Bella Andre shares the love story that started it all…
For Mary Sullivan, Christmas is, and always has been, about family. And this year is no different. As she awaits the arrival of her eight children and their partners at the cottage in Lake Tahoe, she hangs the ornaments that they made for her over the years. Each decoration brings with it a tide of memories, all of which she holds dear to her heart. But when she comes across the oldest ornament, the one her beloved husband, Jack, gave her on their very first Christmas together, Mary is immediately swept back to the first days of their whirlwind romance, to the love that would be the foundation on which they built the family she is so proud to call her own.
Join the Sullivans this Christmas for a story that explores the wonder of the holidays, the meaning of family and a love that transcends time.
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Kissing Under The Mistletoe Audiobook Sample
It’s Christmas in January at Hot Listens.
I got a copy of Kissing Under the Mistletoe audiobook for review back in December, and I wish I’d have picked it up earlier. It was a pleasant surprise to get acquainted with Bella Andre’s excellent work.
This is book number 10 in the series, and I was a little nervous about being lost coming in this late and without any prior knowledge of the characters, but Ms. Andre does a beautiful job at bringing you smoothly into her story, and by the end, I felt as if these people were part of my family. I was left with the immense desire, to hear the rest of their stories.
With expert ease, Ms. Andre takes us through the beginning of the affair of the heart between Jack Sullivan and Mary.
Taken back by the memories brought by Christmas ornaments while decorating the tree, Mary (whom I loved is this book) takes a trip through memory lane, and shows us that achieving happiness is never easy and that every love story is paved with sweet and bittersweet moments.
With each ornament, a new memory emerges, and through Mary’s thoughts we get introduce to her children. I loved how I got to see each child’s personality come to life. I enjoyed watching the formation of this wonderful family, all guided by the strength of a true heroine.
Jack and Mary’s love story is sweet, sensual, touching, heartfelt, and leaves you with the conviction that true love is enough to last you a life time.
I know this is Christmas story, but I could have enjoyed it just as much on a warm night in July.
This is my first experience with Eva Kaminsky, I though she did a good job with the portrayal of the characters. I love when a narrator brings the main character to life with the qualities they were written. I definitely got Mary’s strength and kindness and the goodness in Jack.
Even though her voice for Jack wasn’t as deep for a male character, I liked that it didn’t feel forced or unnatural, as well as, all the other characters in the story including the children. The changes in tone and pace nicely dictated the direction of the novel.
Her interpretation made me feel all the heartfelt emotions packed in this novel, the sweetness of the romance as well as its sensuality.
All in all, I enjoyed Eva Kaminsky delivery, and I won’t shy away from any of her performances.
I like to thank Audible for proving me with a free copy of this novel in exchange for honest review.